Archive for December, 2005

Maine’s anti-discrimination laws went into effect today and for some reason every newspaper is reporting this - and the fact that virtually nothing happened. See Boston.com
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Snowmobile Laws

New snowmobile laws approved last year are in effect this year. That means:
__ operators are prohibited from riding left of center on a trail when approaching or navigating a curve, corner, grade or hill.
__ drunken driving on a snowmobile trail = an arrest.
Last year, there were 241 snowmobile accidents and seven fatalities on Maine trails.
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Just ask Oprah, Senator Collins is one of six women who could run for President.
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Social Programs Cut by a Billion

Social program cuts to the tune of $1 billion were attached to that multi-gazillion dollar spending increase for military stuff last week.
Lawmakers also passed a second spending bill that cuts another 1 percent from the same programs slashed in step one.
Cuts include:
$350 million reduction in child and family services programs, including […]

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Coming to the rescue of the incredibly confusing Federal Medicare Part D prescription drug program, Governor Baldacci has (a.) extended help desk hours, and (b.) has won approval to evaluate the plans the Federal Government has been randomly assigning to impacted seniors and the disabled, and to re-enroll citizens in plans that better meet their […]

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Happy New Year? Wait a Second

A leap second will be added into the world’s clocks just before midnight to match up the clocks with the earth’s rotation, making it the first leap second in seven years and the 23rd since 1972 when an international timekeeping agreement was signed. Leap seconds are necessary because modern atomic clocks are extremely accurate […]

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The Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest Muslim rights organisation in the United States, has described the revelation that Muslim gatherings and homes around Washington have been electronically “sniffed” for radiation as “disturbing.”
In a statement yesterday, CAIR said, “This disturbing revelation, coupled with recent reports of domestic surveillance without warrant, could lead to the […]

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VP Cheney’s comment that “the President of the United States needs to have his constitutional powers unimpaired” certainly sounds good if you think of it as the sitting President invoking swift cross-governmental power in times of great crisis.
However, Cheney continues, complainging that the 1973 War Powers Act, which put restrictions on the […]

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Documents from Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito contains his argument that executive-branch officials have immunity when ordering domestic wiretaps in violation of the law. You know, because. See NPR
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The Bush administration’s first formal response to Congress regarding wiretaps and domestic spying claims that the President’s activities were consistent with the 1978 law that governs the government’s electronic eavesdropping.
Bush maintains that while the court established through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is “a very important tool” in fighting terrorism, he said they […]

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Rumsfeld on Iraq Troop Reductions

Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld says the number of U.S. combat forces in Iraq will be reduced next year from 17 to 15 - about 7,000 combat forces. See VOA
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Congress adjourned in a haze of Democratic victories with the U.S. Senate giving final passage to a five-week extension of the USA Patriot Act and final passage of a $453.3 billion defense-spending bill - minus the Republican measure to open up the Alaska wildlife refuge to oil drilling. Democrats also forced the House […]

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From a Whitehouse Speech April 20, 2004 , two years after he initiated illegal wiretapping of Americans, President George Bush said:
“So the first thing I want you to think about is, when you hear Patriot Act, is that we changed the law and the bureaucratic mind-set to allow for the sharing of information. It’s […]

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Senators Snowe and Collins joined a 56-44 majority to cast votes to allow oil drilling in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in an effort to pass Defense Appropriations, but 60 votes were needed to overcome the Democratic filibuster against the provision to allow Arctic drilling, so the bill’s fate remains unresolved. See Maine Today
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